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The Mental Health Foundation is carrying out a research project commissioned by Natural England’s Outdoors for All programme, which is asking people who are living with ‪‎dementia‬ and their ‪‎carers‬ about their activity and engagement with ‪nature‬ and the ‪outdoors. If you are a carer of someone who is living…
Thousands of homeless teenagers seeking help to find housing are being turned away by councils, putting them at risk of sexual exploitation and crime, a charity has warned. The Children's Society said many vulnerable teenagers were being forced to "fend for themselves" after an estimated 12,000 young people aged 16…
Better care should be provided to the millions of people living with long-term health conditions in the UK that cost the NHS £75 billion a year, a report has warned. Dangerous gaps in diagnosis, treatment, support and co-ordination of care for patients are having serious consequences, the study by the…
More than 30,000 men in the UK are living with advanced and incurable prostate cancer, according to a new report. The figure is higher than its equivalent for any of the other four most common cancers and a third greater than estimates for breast and bowel cancer, said the charity…
A police cold case unit is investigating historic claims former Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith was released from custody after child pornography was allegedly discovered in his possession. Northamptonshire Police have said they are "making inquiries" following allegations made by Labour MP Simon Danczuk in his book Smile For The…
Two leading academics in the field of spiritual abuse are proposing to create national guidelines that could help reduce child abuse linked to faith and belief. Dr Lisa Oakley, from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), met with the Victoria Climbié Foundation, the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service and Chanon Consulting to…
More than £1.25 billion will be spent on mental health services for children and new mothers, a move which Nick Clegg has hailed the changes as “a seismic shift to revolutionise children’s mental healthcare”. Over a 5-year period, the money aims to help treat 110,000 more children and provide rapid…
The Chancellor received three cheers from business leaders but was accused of offering "short-term bribes" by critics in wildly-differing reaction to his Budget. Terry Scuoler, chief executive of the EEF manufacturers' organisation, said: "The Chancellor gets three cheers from manufacturers for the measures he's included to boost exporters. "His decision…
Britain's housing crisis is worse now than a half century ago when the issue was thrust into the limelight by a gritty TV play, its director Ken Loach warned. The veteran film-maker said the situation British families still found themselves in, generations after 1966's seminal Cathy Come Home, was "a…
Women with vaginal piercings are to be classed as having suffered female genital mutilation (FGM). The Department of Health said it is "taking every precaution to record genital piercings that have been done within an abusive context" and the reporting regulations are in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO).…
Almost 500 children were sexually exploited or at risk of sexual exploitation in the West Midlands in the first half of last year, a report has found. The majority of victims were female and around a third of the 488 children identified were in local authority care, the analysis by…
Public and prosecuting authorities should work on the presumption that what young people say "is true and not false" when investigating child sexual exploitation allegations, a justice minister has said. Minister of state for justice and civil liberties Simon Hughes told the Commons the failing in the past had been…